Les quantifieurs "MUCH" et "MANY" sont utilisés pour parler de quantités et de montants :

✶ "MUCH" est utilisé avec une quantité indénombrable au singulier : much time.
✶ "MANY" est utilisé avec une quantité dénombrable au pluriel : many children.

Remarques :

👉 "MUCH" et "MANY" s'emploient principalement dans les phrases négatives et interrogatives ("A LOT (OF)" est cependant aussi possible, mais moins courant.) :

➼ dans les phrases négatives, pour insister sur le fait que nous parlons de quantités ou de montants :
• We didn't spend MUCH money. (ou "We didn't spend a lot of money.")
• I don't go out MUCH. (ou "I don't go out a lot.")

➼ dans des phrases interrogatives, pour interroger à propos de quantités ou de montants :
• Do you know MANY people? (ou "Do you know a lot of people?")
• Have you got MUCH homework to do tonight? (ou "Have you got a lot of homework ...?")
• How MANY questions could you answer in this test?

👉 Dans les phrases affirmatives, "A LOT (OF)" est plus courant en anglais parlé que "MUCH" ou "MANY", sauf après "too".
• We spent a lot of money. (non pas "We spent much money.")
• He goes out a lot. (non pas "He goes out much.")
a lot of people (ou "Many people") drive too fast.
• We spent too much money (sing.). - I made too many mistakes (plur.).


  1. She can drink
    water, but she cannot drink
  2. She does not eat
    meat, but she eats
  3. She has got
    dresses, but she has not got
  4. She does not buy
    perfume, but she buys
  5. Every morning she buys
    newspapers, but she does not buy
  6. How
    English books have you got?
  7. I have got
    English books, but I have not got
    Spanish ones.
  8. How
    money do you need to buy this French dictionary?
  9. Are there
    new students in the class?
  10. There are not
    Italian teachers in that school, but there are
    English ones.
  11. I didn't know they had so
  12. The doctor won't have spent
    time here!
  13. My mother doesn't put
    sugar in her coffee.
  14. I hope to have
    presents for my birthday.
  15. There isn't
    traffic in that town.
  16. Did you take
    photographs when you were on holiday ?
  17. The museum was very crowded. There were too
  18. I'm not very busy today. I haven't got
    to do.
  19. Tom wants to buy
    things, but his mother hasn't
  20. I can see
    pupils waiting in the playground.
  21. He is like his father in
  22. If you eat too
    cakes you will get sick.
  23. You have
  24. To the
    who wished me well, I say thank you.
  25. The party was attended by
    school leavers.
  26. You have
    friends, don't you?
  27. There were
    good dancers at this year's ball.
  28. The house is not
    to look at from the outside.
  29. students passed their exams with flying colours this year.
  30. He always talks
    about his school days.
  31. There were so
    people at Catherine's party.
  32. I need
    time to answer all your questions.

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